Miami-Dade County, FL

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Population

2.75M

1.43% growth

Median Age

40.1


Median Household Income

$49,930

8.7% growth

Poverty Rate

19%


Number of Employees

1.32M

2.58% growth

Median Property Value

$288,100

8.63% growth

About

In 2017, Miami-Dade County, FL had a population of 2.75M people with a median age of 40.1 and a median household income of $49,930. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Miami-Dade County, FL grew from 2.71M to 2.75M, a 1.43% increase and its median household income grew from $45,935 to $49,930, a 8.7% increase.

The population of Miami-Dade County, FL is 68.6% Hispanic or Latino, 15.8% Black or African American Alone, and 13.1% White Alone. 75.4% of the people in Miami-Dade County, FL speak a non-English language, and 76.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Miami-Dade County, FL are Florida International University (13,358 degrees awarded in 2016), Miami Dade College (13,351 degrees), and University of Miami (5,243 degrees).

The median property value in Miami-Dade County, FL is $288,100, and the homeownership rate is 51%. Most people in Miami-Dade County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Miami-Dade County, FL is 2 cars per household.

Miami-Dade County, FL borders Collier County, FL, Monroe County, FL, and Broward County, FL.

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Economy

The economy of Miami-Dade County, FL employs 1.32M people. The largest industries in Miami-Dade County, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (170,161 people), Retail Trade (155,871 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (119,845 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($70,226), Utilities ($60,179), and Public Administration ($52,401).

Median household income in Miami-Dade County, FL is $49,930. Males in Miami-Dade County, FL have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,343. The income inequality in Miami-Dade County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,930

2017 value

± $1,006

8.7%

1 Year Growth

± 2.34%

Households in Miami-Dade County, FL have a median annual income of $49,930, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $45,935 in 2016, which represents a 8.7% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,114

Average Male Salary

± $840

$45,343

Average Female Salary

± $594

In 2017, full-time male employees in Florida made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Florida by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,204 ± $3,403

  2. Alaska Native

    $49,633 ± $34,468

  3. White

    $49,322 ± $566

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Florida workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than Alaska Native workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Florida by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Miami-Dade County, FL is from Florida.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.474

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Florida was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.211% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Florida across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 78.06

  2. Census Tract 81.01

  3. Census Tract 78.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Miami-Dade County, FL was Census Tract 78.06 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 81.01 and Census Tract 78.01, with respective values of $206,741 and $202,946.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Miami-Dade County, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Miami-Dade County, FL (505k out of 2.66M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    346,534 ± 4,720

  2. Hispanic

    339,082 ± 4,582

  3. Black

    130,114 ± 2,822

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Miami-Dade County, FL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.32M

2017 Value

± 22,272

2.58%

1 Year growth

± 2.28%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Miami-Dade County, FL grew at a rate of 2.58%, from 1.29M employees to 1.32M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Miami-Dade County, FL, are Sales & Related Occupations (175,790 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (173,076 people), and Management Occupations (130,830 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Miami-Dade County, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Miami-Dade County, FL, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (175,790 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (173,076 people), and Management Occupations (130,830 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Miami-Dade County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.72 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.58 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.48 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Miami-Dade County, FL, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($68,848), Legal Occupations ($67,829), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($65,334).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.32M

2017 Value

± 22,272

2.58%

1 Year growth

± 2.28%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Miami-Dade County, FL grew at a rate of 2.58%, from 1.29M employees to 1.32M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Miami-Dade County, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (170,161 people), Retail Trade (155,871 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (119,845 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Miami-Dade County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Miami-Dade County, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Miami-Dade County, FL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (170,161 people), Retail Trade (155,871 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (119,845 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Miami-Dade County, FL has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.68 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.56 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Miami-Dade County, FL, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($70,226), Utilities ($60,179), and Public Administration ($52,401).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $57.1B

  2. $44.9B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $57.1B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($44.9B) and Gasoline ($41.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Florida products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$457B

2015 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Florida trade was $457B. This is expected to increase 56.2% to $714B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Florida trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $17.7B

  2. $15.1B

  3. $10.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $17.7B, followed by Texas with $15.1B and California and $10.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

82.8% of the population of Miami-Dade County, FL has health coverage, with 34.7% on employee plans, 23.2% on Medicaid, 9% on Medicare, 15.3% on non-group plans, and 0.601% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Miami-Dade County, FL was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Miami-Dade County, FL see 1246 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.972% increase from the previous year (1234 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1576 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 701 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.9%). Additionally, Liberty County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,246 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Miami-Dade County, FL see an average of 1,246 patients per year. This represents a 0.972% increase from the previous year (1,234 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Miami-Dade County, FL in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,076

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,606

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,175

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,229

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

17.2%

Uninsured

34.7%

Employer Coverage

23.2%

Medicaid

9%

Medicare

15.3%

Non-Group

0.601%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Miami-Dade County, FL grew by 2.54% from 16.8% to 17.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Miami-Dade County, FL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.9% prevalence

  2. 15.8% prevalence

  3. 15.5% prevalence

Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 16.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Florida by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Miami-Dade County, FL is home to a population of 2.75M people, from which 76.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 52% of Miami-Dade County, FL residents were born outside of the country (1.43M people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Miami-Dade County, FL is composed of 1.89M Hispanic or Latino residents (68.6%), 434k Black or African American Alone residents (15.8%), 360k White Alone residents (13.1%), 44.2k Asian Alone residents (1.61%), 16.1k Two or More Races residents (0.586%), 7.55k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.274%), 1.66k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0603%), and 88 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0032%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Miami-Dade County, FL are Spanish (1,722,749 speakers), Haitian (123,600 speakers), and Portuguese (19,415 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

25

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Miami-Dade County, FL was 40.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 25, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Miami-Dade County, FL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Miami-Dade County, FL residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

52%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.43M people

51.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.39M people

As of 2017, 52% of Miami-Dade County, FL residents (1.43M people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Miami-Dade County, FL was 51.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    984,212 ± 23,779 people

  2. Haiti

    353,866 ± 14,481 people

  3. Colombia

    274,220 ± 12,772 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 984,212 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 353,866 and Colombia with 274,220.

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Citizenship

76.8%

2017 Citizenship

76.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 76.8% of Miami-Dade County, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Miami-Dade County, FL was 76.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    1.89M ± 18.5k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    434k ± 4.05k

  3. White Alone

    360k ± 1.44k

In 2017, there were 4.34 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (1.89M people) in Miami-Dade County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 434k Black or African American Alone and 360k White Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Miami-Dade County, FL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    1,722,749 speakers (66.4%)

  2. Haitian

    123,600 speakers (4.77%)

  3. Portuguese

    19,415 speakers (0.749%)

75.4% of Miami-Dade County, FL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Miami-Dade County, FL was Spanish. 66.4% of the overall population of Miami-Dade County, FL are native Spanish speakers. 4.77% speak Haitian and 0.749% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    13,106 ± 2,284

  2. Vietnam

    12,617 ± 1,774

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    5,952 ± 1,304

Miami-Dade County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Miami-Dade County, FL awarded 47,100 degrees. The student population of Miami-Dade County, FL is skewed towards women, with 70,432 male students and 95,558 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Miami-Dade County, FL are Hispanic or Latino (28,009 and 64.6%), followed by Black or African American (6,026 and 13.9%), White (5,997 and 13.8%), and Unknown (1,776 and 4.1%).

The largest universities in Miami-Dade County, FL by number of degrees awarded are Florida International University (13,358 and 28.4%), Miami Dade College (13,351 and 28.3%), and University of Miami (5,243 and 11.1%).

The most popular majors in Miami-Dade County, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (9,121 and 19.4%), General Business Administration & Management (2,134 and 4.53%), and Registered Nursing (1,940 and 4.12%).

The median tuition costs in Miami-Dade County, FL are $13,000 for private four year colleges, and $3,352 and $12,238 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 1,002 degrees awarded

  2. 900 degrees awarded

  3. 1,529 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Miami-Dade County, FL was Registered Nursing with 1,002 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Miami-Dade County, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 13,358 degrees awarded

  2. 13,351 degrees awarded

  3. 5,243 degrees awarded

$3,352

Median In-State Public

$13,000

Median Private

In 2016, the Miami-Dade County, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Florida International University with 13,358 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

18,704

Degrees Awarded to Men

28,396

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 18,704 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Miami-Dade County, FL, which is 0.659 times less than the 28,396 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Miami-Dade County, FL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    28,009 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    6,026 degrees awarded

  3. White

    5,997 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Miami-Dade County, FL were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 28,009 degrees mean that there were 4.65 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 6,026 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Miami-Dade County, FL was $288,100 in 2017, which is 1.32 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $265,200 to $288,100, a 8.63% increase. The homeownership rate in Miami-Dade County, FL is 51%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Miami-Dade County, FL have an average commute time of 30.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Miami-Dade County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$49,930

Median Household Income

± $1,006

872k

Number of Households

± 15,360

In 2017, the median household income of the 872k households in Miami-Dade County, FL grew to $49,930 from the previous year's value of $45,935.

The following chart displays the households in Miami-Dade County, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$288,100

2017 Median

± $4,074

$265,200

2016 Median

± $4,087

In 2017, the median property value in Miami-Dade County, FL grew to to $288,100 from the previous year's value of $265,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Miami-Dade County, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Miami-Dade County, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Miami-Dade County, FL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Miami-Dade County, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

51%

2017 Homeownership

50.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 51% of the housing units in Miami-Dade County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 50.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Miami-Dade County, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Miami-Dade County, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Miami-Dade County, FL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

30.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Miami-Dade County, FL have a longer commute time (30.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.07% of the workforce in Miami-Dade County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.4%

  2. Carpooled

    8.67%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.95%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Miami-Dade County, FL was Drove Alone (76.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.67%) and those who Worked At Home (5.95%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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